Ronald L. Hatchett, Ph.D., is the immediate past Director of the Center for Global Studies at Schreiner University in Kerrville, Texas. He held similar positions on the faculties of the University of St. Thomas in Houston and Texas A & M University at College Station, the Foreign Service Institute of the U.S. Department of State in Washington D.C., and the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado. During the Reagan administration, Dr. Hatchett served as a senior civilian official in the Department of Defense working arms control and international security issues. Prior to taking his position in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, he served for 20 years as an Air Force officer working in intelligence and politico-military affairs in fighter and reconnaissance wings; he also served on the staffs of Headquarters 7th Air Force, the Republic of Vietnam, the USAF in Europe Headquarters, and the Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the Pentagon where he was a Middle East analyst. His academic specialties are foreign policy, European Studies, and Middle Eastern Affairs. Dr. Hatchett holds a bachelor’s degree from the United States Air Force Academy; a Masters of Arts from California State University, San Diego; a certificate of Balkan studies from the University of Zagreb in Croatia; and a Ph. D. from the University of Texas at Austin.